NOVEMBER IS THE MONTH to give thanks and appreciation to your non-profit of choice. “Colorado Gives Day” is an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. A $1.5 Million Incentive Fund boosts the value of every donation. To the full extent permitted by law, your donations are tax deductible as charitable contributions. We at FRIENDLY HARBOR would be incredibly grateful should you select our organization as your non-profit of choice. For 23 years, the Friendly Harbor has provided a refuge for those with mental health and substance conditions. This past year we have expanded our services to include community outreach to Save Babies Court, Behavioral Health Court, Boys and Girls Club, Vet Outreach, the Warming Shelter and more. This year, we want to expand our services further to include Parkview ER, Parkview Neonatal Unit, the Vet Court, and more. The Friendly Harbor is the only independent peer-run, membership-based, Peer Support organization in Pueblo staffed by trained Peer Specialists. Use of Peer Specialists is an evidence-based, Medicaid-approved ancillary service that has been shown to decrease risk of suicide, police contacts, depression, psychotic symptoms, and use of emergency rooms and to increase quality of life, employment, return to school, self-esteem, and sense of belonging. All services are free of charge to those we serve. You can select FRIENDLY HARBOR’S icon and then make your choice. You can make a one-time Colorado Gives Day donation or choose the recurring button. Both are VERY appreciated, but the recurring button is especially appreciated because a stable income helps us plan for the best use of our funds. We promise your donation will promote mental wellness and improve the lives of those with mental health and substance conditions in Pueblo County. We will be excellent stewards of your donation. Schedule your donation today or any day until midnight December 10th.
Who We Serve
We are here to serve all adults in Southern Colorado who have a mental health or a substance use condition, or who know and care about someone with such a condition (such as family, other supporters and community organizations).
If you want to talk informally about mental health or substance issues without concerns about confidentiality or stigmatization, we are the place for you. Maybe you are wondering if you have a clinical depression or if your anxiety is ‘normal.’ Maybe you are having thoughts that disturb you, but don’t want to talk with your doctor about them. We welcome you to visit with one of our peer specialists.
What We Provide
The Friendly Harbor Community Center actively works to counter the effects of stigma by supporting recovery of its members, and speaking to and collaborating with family members, supporters of those with a mental condition, organizations such as Pueblo County Department of Social Services, Probation Department, Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo and Health Solutions mental health center, and District Court Judges, Pueblo County citizens at large, and others.
The Friendly Harbor provides Peer Recovery Coaching by trained peer specialists with lived experience and recovery. Our Peer Recovery Coaches offer a non-judgmental ear, confidential problem-solving discussions, and emotional support as clients tackle difficult issues.
56% of American adults with a mental illness do not receive treatment.
- Spaghetti Dinner Socials
- Creative Arts Group
- Movie Nights
- Family Support Group
- Stress Management
- Recovery Skill Building
- Cooking Group
Monthly & Weekly Activities
The following activities are designed to promote mental health wellness as well as provide a means of stepping out of your comfort zone and enjoying yourself with those of like minds.
We currently offer many different support groups led by our peer specialists that meet weekly.
Stop by the Harbor and pick up a calendar, or feel free to download and print one below. We also offer an online calendar for social activities such as Spaghetti Dinner Socials and Movie and Mic Nights.